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Somewhere Over The Mountain

By Josephharrison1990 @JTAH_1990

Fresh from my Istanbul adventure it was time to keep on moving, I wanted to relax after for at least one day after my full-packed trip to Turkey's Cultural Capital City. It was time to go somewhere over the mountain to get some more sun and to get extremely boozy! I was very confident that this whistle stop break would be very eventful to say the least! I know that there is something over the rainbow but these Turkish mountain resorts have a lot to answer for!
Somewhere Over The MountainArriving bright and early at the Ernur Hotel in Ovacık, I was nursing a pretty bad hangover from the previous night so I wanted to find my room as soon as possible. Our hotel was simple and very clean, serving the purpose of our short stay. The Ernur Hotel is located conveniently close to Hisarönü and Ölüdeniz, saying that our transfer didn’t take too long from Çalış. Securing a bargain is vital; you’re not going to see me in a five star hotel anytime soon! Our room at the Ernur Hotel slept four people, complete with a sofa bed, with a clean and functional bathroom and kitchenette area. What a great deal at thirty pound per family!

Keeping things low key we stayed around the swimming pool for the remainder of the first day, this hangover issue happened to be a family affair! This holiday has panned out very different compared to how I thought it would been originally. This mountain hideaway was just the right thing for me to mend my shameless hangover, I'm on my holidays so I don't give a damn! Our first evening saw us having a relaxed meal at Peking Chinese Restaurant in the nearby resort of Hisarönü. I must admit that myself and my cousin ended the night with a cocktail or two; this needed to be quiet for now because things got very crazy the next day!
Somewhere Over The Mountain

The beach was calling us! Setting up camp at the world famous Ölüdeniz Beach, we chose to stay around the bay on the private şeker Beach Club to get the best of the sun and to escape the crowds. Ölüdeniz Beach has world recognition, ranking in the top ten spot as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, for that reason alone it was no-brainer!

I took some time to admire the sensational view, enjoying the waters for a short while to feel like I was a part of the 
Ölüdeniz vibe. Myself and my cousin Laura decided to start our own Happy Hour early because we had fully recovered from our lingering hangovers. I started on the Efes Beer because it was the cheapest drink whilst Laura sampled a Strawberry Mojito. Our afternoon at the beach was getting quite boozy, but who honestly gave a damn that we were getting suitably intoxicated?! Don't get me wrong the beach was beautiful and the time spent together as a family was super as well but we had a plan to fully execute. A super relaxing day was had by all, we even saw an African dance troupe that literally bounced off the walls! 

Somewhere Over The MountainHisarönü was calling! Myself and Laura made our way into town to fill up our cup because we were ready for the night. Making our way into the bright lights of Hisarönü's main street we stopped to have a bite to eat, being a kebab to allow us to keep going all night long. Ok, so we pretty much had the intention to get as boozy as possible but that was our plan!

Grabbing our first drinks at Barumba Karaoke Club seemed like the best thing to do, let's get those skittle bombs down! The bar wasn't really popping when we first got their but we got the party started! Laura jumped on the Karaoke first by singing Valerie by Amy Winehouse, she belted that song out really good! As the night progressed we bumped into some friends we had made from the hotel, we agreed to give it another hour before hitting Revolution Club. We drank a little more and danced some as the club got that little bit more poppin'. Marrying the night we all made our way across the road to Revolution, a new addition to the Hisarönü club scene. I'm not really sure of what happened next but must admit that the last chapter of our night was immense! 

Ovacık - Hisarönü - Ölüdeniz . . . Thank You !!!

Joseph Harrison 

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